Windows Admin Center

Is there a way to configure Windows Admin Center to use AuthPoint?
Since it's web base I'm assuming it would be an IDP config using SAML but I don't know.
The same question goes for Outlook Web Access running on an On-Prem Exchange Server.
Saw a post a while back that it wasn't possible for On-Prem installations. Hoping that may have changed.


It's usually something simple.


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    james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Doing a cursory search, Windows admin center only support windows integrated authentication, which won't work via AuthPoint. AuthPoint and it's IDP portal only support SAML services.
    There is a password management beta coming down the pike that will allow authpoint to sign into some services via stored credentials, keep an eye on watchguard.centercode.com if you're interested in that.

    For on prem OWA, it is possible to configure MFA if you use something like the Access Portal (which effectively blocks access to OWA until the user is authenticated.) Native MFA via SAML isn't a thing for OWA as Microsoft doesn't support it for on-prem at this current point in time.

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

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    Hey James,

    After more research it looks like good old MS wants you to become part of their Azure AD services in order to secure many of their products via MFA.

    Thought about Access Portal for OWA, but not certain how that will work with Active Sync and smart phones. Not to mention user frustration.

    Just want to find one MFA solution for all services, VPN's, hardware etc.... without having to re-engineer some reverse proxy through an access portal authenticating to a RADIUS server in some cloud AD environment just to get to a web site.

    Heavy sigh.........

    It's usually something simple.

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